Jonathan Klein moved to directing full-time after working as a creative director for the NFL. Klein helmed Pepsi’s universally acclaimed, Cannes Lions-winning web series, “Uncle Drew”, branded content that was turned into a theatrical feature (released by Lionsgate in June 2018). He recently directed Burger King’s “Whopper Detour” which won the Titanium Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions in 2019 and received many of the ad industry’s other top awards. He also was behind the camera for the NBA’s award-winning and most viewed commercial ever, “Jingle Hoops”.
Having started in fashion at Calvin Klein before a short stint in magazine journalism, Jonathan brings a unique sensibility to his work for clients such as Nissan, ESPN & McDonald’s. Other memorable work includes a campaign for the GRAMMYs featuring Lourdes and Taylor Swift, and spots for Tissot, Audi, Foot Locker and Hyundai. He’s worked with such notable names as Tracy Morgan, Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, Stephen Curry, and President Barack Obama.